Dr. David Granet, MD

Dr. David Granet, MD

Ophthalmology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
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David Granet, MD, is a board-certified ophthalmologist who specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult re-alignment (strabismus). He is the adult ocular motility specialist for Shiley Eye Institute, and his clinical interests include state-of-the-art adjustable suture strabismus surgery, childhood eye misalignments and disorders, nystagmus, and the role of vision in learning disorders. Dr. Granet is the Anne Ratner Chair of Pediatric Ophthalmology and director of the Anne F. and Abraham Ratner Children's Eye Center located within the Shiley Eye Institute. He is one of the founders of the Shiley Thyroid Eye Disease Clinic and director of the Divisions of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Eye Alignment Disorders for UC San Diego Health. He is also a professor in the Departments of Ophthalmology and Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine. Dr. Granet's research interests include developing new techniques to facilitate adult adjustable suture eye muscle surgery, new ways to identify childhood eye disorders, and re-evaluating the use of electro-physiologic testing in apparently blind infants. Dr. Granet also runs the USA-certified pediatric ophthalmology fellowship training program, which is an international program. A world-wide educator, he has been an invited professor in countries such as Singapore, China, Australia, India, and England, among others. He also co-founded the World Society of Paediatric Ophthalmology which has held the largest meetings in the field, with participants from over 100 countries. He has published over 150 articles, chapters and books. In particular, Dr. Granet has published many articles on new and different approaches to eye muscle surgery. He is also the senior author of the textbook, Challenging Cases in Pediatric Ophthalmology. Dr. Granet completed a residency at New York University School of Medicine, where he served as a chief resident. He completed a special two-year fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Scheie Eye Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Granet earned his medical degree from Yale School of Medicine, where he served as president of his class. He is board-certified in ophthalmology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry (FAAO), the American College of Surgeons (FACS), and the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP). Dr. Granet's work has led him to be consistently named as one of the Best Doctors in America and as a top doctor in San Diego Magazine’s “Physicians of Exceptional Excellence" annual survey performed in collaboration with the San Diego County Medical Society. He also earned the Senior Achievement Award from the Academy of Ophthalmology and the Senior Honor Award from the American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology. A dynamic speaker, Dr. Granet was selected to host UCSD-TV's Health Matters. He is also the founder and moderator of the International Pediatric-Ophthalmology Internet discussion group. Dr. Granet lives in San Diego with his wife, three children and their labradoodle.

9415 Campus Point Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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  • Ophthalmology

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Astigmatism
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blepharitis
  • Blindness
  • Blocked Tear Duct
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cataract
  • Chalazion
  • Color Blindness
  • Corneal Abrasion or Laceration
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Cyclotropia
  • Degenerative Disorders of Globe
  • Diplopia
  • Drooping Eyelids (Ptosis)
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duane Retraction Syndrome
  • Entropion
  • Esophoria
  • Esotropia
  • Exophoria
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Farsightedness
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Headache
  • Heterophoria
  • Hypertropia
  • Hyphema
  • Hypotropia
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Juvenile Macular Degeneration
  • Lazy Eye
  • Mechanical Strabismus
  • Nearsightedness
  • Nystagmus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paralytic Strabismus
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Progressive High Myopia
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Still's Disease
  • Strabismus
  • Tear Duct Disorders
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Blepharoplasty
  • Conjunctivoplasty
  • Extraocular Muscle Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Eyelid Surgery
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ocular Surface Reconstruction
  • Orbital Decompression and Orbitotomy
  • Repair of Brow Ptosis and Blepharoptosis
  • Repair of Entropion or Ectropion
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Yale University
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • Harbor UCLA Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Bellevue Hospital Nyu
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1991
  • New York University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Children's Hospital Of Philadelphia
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Granet's Reviews

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based on 25 total reviews (7 with comments)
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  • Average wait time
    31 to 45 minutes
Patient Comments (7)
San Diego, CA |
Good guy, great surgeon. There's a reason he has such an amazing reputation - he did my adult strabismus surgery and for the first time in 60+ years I don't need to wear glasses with prisms. You'll have to wait to see him, but it's well worth the wait.
in Denver, CO |
Despite his many accolades / recognition for eye surgery & nystagmus, those aren’t Dr. Granet’s greatest specialty. Curiosity, drive, and medical expertise are traits he uses to fix eyeballs, but people are what he's best at. He's probably one of those people loved by friends and neighbors, who is trusted by all he knows, and who makes any room feel warm, safe, and full of amazing potential. As the parents of one of his countless patients, we have been beyond fortunate to know & team with him.
in Oceanside, CA |
A month ago Dr. Granet saw me for the first time to discuss a condition called strabismus. He suggested the corrective surgery which he scheduled within the month. I had lived with the condition for over fifty years; my eyes were misaligned causing people to double take when they noticed. It had degressed to the point that I didn't allow personal pictures without sunglasses. It was life changing surgery with no down side. I'm a week post surgery and my life is back to better than normal!
in Ladera Ranch, CA |
He is the best! My daughter has nystagmus and he performed surgery on her when she was 2 years old. The outcome has been outstanding. She is now 4. His wait times can be long but worth it especially if you are dealing with a complex eye issue. He is so knowledgeable on our daughters condition. he is encouraging and patient with us and all of our questions and concerns.
Atlanta, GA |
The most incredible, caring and brilliant pediatric eye doctor in the country. He held our hands through a stressful time with our 3 year old son who had been in the wrong corrective lenses for his lazy eye. He performed surgery on him at age 4 and he completely cured our son. He was out of glasses within a year after surgery (not typical or expected). We will forever be grateful to Dr. Granet.
in San Diego, CA |
I went there to seek help with a progressive eye alignment issue that had been causing difficulties in my life. I was seen by Dr. Granet who was extremely passionate about properly diagnosing the issue and providing the best option to help regain my vision. I had a great experience in his office. His assistant, and nurses where very informative and the procedure was performed flawlessly. I'm extremely thankful to Dr. Granet and his team over at the Shiley Eye Center for their services. Mike
in Carlsbad, CA |
It is not the quickest process, but there are a lot of moving parts. You need to be seen by the resident and/or intern and/or fellow before the Dr. But since they are also present at the surgery and it is a teaching hospital, I had no problem with it. The change he made to my life by restoring me to single not double vision is intangible. I will never be able to thank him and his team enough. If you need this surgery, he is the one to go to! I wish I could give more than 5 stars!!!
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